March 6, 2019
True innovation based on exercise physiology, listen to Bike James' podcast about ankle vs hip power. There is the planted foot for power and there is the leaping foot for jumping. The planted foot is for sustained power. The leaping foot is to use the planted foot to make power and then transfer it to the ball of the foot as leaving the ground. No sport deviates from that paradigm, except cycling. It was probably a mistake arising in the 1800s, that no one ever questioned. For optimal power (when not leaving the ground), the foot is to be planted. This is the only pedal that allows that.
Innovation, so it is different than your previous experience. Will have to lower seat and move seat forward.
I tried these and found the notion of the planted foot improved my ride. I have a VERY steep section that I like to do intervals on. I usually can't do more than 4. The morning I first tried these I did 7 and was not as tired as I expected. I need more rides to confirm but I think the inventor of these is really on to something. I would recommend buying these and trying "planted foot" mountain biking.